THE BATTLE OF THE MIND – THE SOLUTION
(Thirty plus years ago God put Don Rogers in my life. He trained and mentored me in spiritual ministry. When he was no longer able to minister, I had the privilege of taking over his “Spiritual Warfare Ministries”. He had written many articles about spiritual warfare. I have edited and added to his work for this blog.)
What is a person to do when their mind has been under assault for such a long time? My answer to that is not simple, nor is it easy. But you have to start somewhere.
- It is extremely important to correct the wrong perceptions of God. Any study that presents a balanced study of the character of God will be extremely beneficial. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for you to correct your perception of God and have it line up with the Scriptures.
- It is equally important to discover what God has to say about you. You need to know your true identity according to the Word of God. The enemy has been distorting and lying about you, so that you have a false perception of yourself.
- The apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” The first two steps, “Knowing God” and “The Believer’s Identity in Christ,” are the beginning of that process. It is imperative that you fill your mind with TRUTH to counteract the lies you have believed. You also have to confess specifically that you have believed the lies of the enemy and ask God to forgive you and cleanse you.
Part of taking your thoughts captive is to start disciplining yourself concerning the things you watch in the movies, TV and the internet, as well as the things you read in books and magazines. You need to clean up what you are allowing to influence your mind and emotions.
The apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”
It won’t be easy at first, but with God’s help and a desire to please Him, you can overcome and claim victory.
- God has given each of us direct access to Himself through prayer. He has said that we can come boldly into His presence and present our requests to Him. Most people do not take advantage of this great privilege. Many see it only as an obligation rather than a way to experience fellowship with the Lord. Parents want their children to come to them with their concerns. How much more does our God want us to come to Him? Jesus spent much time with his Father when he was on this earth.
Without a consistent prayer life and fellowship with the Lord, you will not experience the victory that you desire. God has given us the Holy Spirit to teach us how to pray. God has given us promises to claim. He has given us tremendous provisions to utilize in our daily lives.
In closing, I want to remind you of another statement by the Apostle Paul. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
May God bless you with the determination to conquer the enemy’s deceptions. It is the Lord’s will for you to be free.
WE ARE GOING TO INDIA SOON – PLEASE PRAY
Nancy often tells people she will go to India without many things, but not without prayer. She is right. We can go without money, good health, assurance of safety, etc., etc., etc. But we cannot and would not begin to try to go without prayer. We need people praying for us regularly – each day when possible. We ask you to please do so.
If you would like, I can add you to a special email list I have just for prayer requests and answered prayer updates. It’s important for us to have committed Christians we can share special, more private or more sensitive prayer requests and needs. I’ll attach a short blog on the Lord’s Prayer in case you are also interested in reading more about prayer. If you don’t read the blog that is fine, but please pray for the requests we send.
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